Sweetroot, Western (Osmorhiza occidentalis), packet of 10 seeds
Family: Carrot (Apiaceae)
Hardy to Zones 5 to 9
(Western Sweet Cicely) Perennial woodland plant native to Western North America. Self-fertile, the plant flowers yellow to 3 feet, giving way to splayed, black stems with dangling, black, lacquered, needle-like seeds. Seeds edible and tasty, best when immature, with a licorice flavor. Roots also edible and harmless, a seasoning and medicinal herb. Leaves may turn purple in the fall, which helps differentiate them from surrounding greenery. A good choice for moist, rich shade gardens and woodland gardens–does well at altitude. Traditional use (TNAM): Digestive, stomachic, toothache, antiseptic wash, poultice treating wounds and contusions. Plant seeds in fall for germination in the spring, or give 120 days moist refrigeration and plant warm. Space plants 1 foot apart.
10 seeds per packet, Open-pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s